But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?”
“I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
It’s interesting that now, under arrest and with the impending death on the cross in sight, the Jesus claims his title: The Messiah.
Back when the world would have said he was at the height of his ministry – when people were being healed, when miracles were being performed and crowds of people were listing intently – he never claimed his title of Messiah. In fact, when he performed miracles, people were told to not tell anyone. Miracles were signs pointing to the Messiah, but not part of what he was here to do.
Now, when everything seems to be at an end and things are stacked against him does he claim the title. It’s only when he seems to be absolutely powerless that he links himself with absolute power. For the miracles we have seen thus far have been mere child’s play compared with what is in store: the Resurrection, the victory over sin, death and the power of the devil – not to mention the final battle at the end of time. No, they haven’t seen anything yet!